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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on TV


Crown Media

There are two ways of thinking about A Wish for Christmas, a holiday-themed Hallmark Channel movie that premieres at 7 p.m. Saturday, two days BEFORE Halloween. Read more

Leonardo DiCaprio doc screens at UNT


National Geographic Channel

University of North Texas in Denton is showing a free screening of Before the Flood, the environmental documentary hosted and co-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Read more

‘Tower’ turns Texas tragedy into powerful filmmaking


Kino Lorber

Even a routine documentary about the 1966 shooting from the tower at the University of Texas Austin — in which 46 people were shot and 14 died —... Read more

The boredom of everyday life comes alive in ‘Certain Women’



There’s something to be said for using cinema to present life as it’s actually lived. To eschew cheap dramatics, to avoid cliche and formula, to stay true to some inner sense of what is authentic and real — these are practices and aspirations to be praised. Read more

‘Ghost Brothers’ scare up new material for Halloween-themed marathon


Destination America

Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey are never going to get the same recognition as, say, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and Barack Obama. Read more

AMC to screen election-night results

Campaign 2016 Why It Matters


Since you could watch any of the three presidential debates at a movie theater with a crowd of fellow potential voters, why not complete the season watching the election results in a theater? In a deal with CNN, the AMC theater chain is o... Read more

Frightful flicks set in Texas



For those who are ghouls at heart, the last week of October is that most wonderful time of year — a time for hauntings, Halloween parties, Hershey bars and, of course, horror movies. Read more

DFW actor gets break in ‘Man With a Plan’



Matthew McCann is clearly a young man with a plan. Read more

‘Walking Dead’ fans’ wait is almost over, but can they take what’s to come?



It’s the episode that Walking Dead Heads have been eagerly dreading for months. Read more

Texas Motion Picture Alliance stages debut awards show


Columbia Pictures

The Texas Motion Picture Alliance, an advocacy group representing film, TV, commercial and video game interests in Texas, is sponsoring its first TXMPA Impact Awards Sunday night at the Live Oak in Fort Worth. Read more

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